Skip to main content

Full text of "Printer Manual: Apple Stylewriter 1200"

See other formats


Service Source 




StyleWriter 1200 



■► 




Service Source 



Basics 



StyleWriter 1200 



<m* 



m 



Basics 



Introduction - 1 



Introduction 




The StyleWriter 1 200 is a 
high-resolution ink-jet 
printer. There are some 
differences between the 
StyleWriter 1 200 and the 
StyleWriter II. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Basics Introduction - 2 

Hardware Differences 

•The two out-feed rollers at the front of the printer have 
only one rubber roller each, vs. two on StyleWriter II. 

•The sheet feeder has changed to be compatible with the new 
paper feeding scheme that the vendor has implemented 
across the product line. 

•The plastic cover of the controller and feed rollers has been 
changed to match the paper feeder. 

•The wheel on the carriage was removed. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Basics Introduction - 3 

Software Differences 

•Some simplifications have been made to the controller 
board, and the ROM has been upgraded to incorporate the 
additional print modes, auto-power on/off, and a new self- 
test page. 

• Two additional print modes have been added to the 
StyleWriter 1 200: Fine and Smooth. Fine mode uses 360 dpi 
resolution and Smooth uses a 720 dpi horizontal by 360 dpi 
vertical resolution. 

• The printhead is automatically primed prior to the 
printing of the self-test page. 

• The Watermark feature allows the user to specify an image 
to appear in the background of each page being printed. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Basics 



Paper Sizes 

The Executive size has been added to the StyleWriter 1 200. 
The printer offers four paper sizes: 

• Letter (8.5" x 11") 

• Legal (8.5" x 14") 

• A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) 

• Executive (7.25 mm x 10.5 mm) 



m 



Basics Introduction - 5 

Envelope Sizes 

The number 6 envelope size has been added to the 
StyleWriter 1 200. The printer offers two envelope sizes: 

• Number 6 (6.5" x 3.625") 

• Number 10 (9.5" x 4.125") 



<m* 



m 



Basics 



Test Page - 6 



Test Page 



I — Online Key 




Turn on the printer and hold 
down the online key for at 
least 6 seconds or until the 
test page prints. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Basics 



Test Page - 7 



« Style Writer 1200 




The test page shows the ROM 
revision and a test pattern. 

Use the test pattern to 
determine if the ink jets are 
functioning properly. If 
lines appear broken, 
proceed to the "Printing" 
topic in the Troubleshooting 
chapter. 



Test Pattern 



<m* 




Service Source 



Specifications 



StyleWriter 1200 



<m* 



@j 



Specifications 



Characteristics - 1 



Characteristics 



Print Methods 



Serial bubble jet ink-on-demand 



Print Head 



1 by 64 nozzles 



Print Head Life Approximately 500 pages (normal mode) 



@j 



Specifications Graphics - 2 



Graphics 



Resolution Best: 720 x 360 dpi (best mode, black and white, edge 

smoothing) 
360 x 360 dpi (grayscale) 
Normal: 360 x 360 dpi 
Draft: 1 80 x 1 80 dpi 



<m* 



@j 



Specifications 



Paper Handling - 3 



Paper Handling 



Paper 



Size: LTR, LGL, A4, Executive 

Weight: 16-24 lb. 

Capacity: 1 00 sheets (A4, LTR) 



Envelopes 



Size: Number 6 or 1 
Capacity: 1 envelopes 



Transparencies 



Coated transparencies, or most inkjet transparencies 



<m* 



@j 



Specifications 



Ink Cartridges - 4 



Type 

Ink Color 
Ink Amount 
Life 



Ink Cartridges 

Ink cartridge 



Black 



Approximately 28 g (per cartridge) 



Approximately 500 pages 



@j 



Specifications 



Environmental - 5 



Environmental 



Acoustic Noise Level Approximately 40 dB (reference level) 



Temperature 
Humidity 



59-86T (15-30°C) 



10-80% (no condensation) 



<m* 



@j 



Specifications 



Electrical - 6 



Electrical 



Power Source 



U.S./Japan: 1 20 VAC, 60 Hz, 1 .0 A 
Europe/Australia: 210-240 VAC, 50 Hz, 0.5 A 



Power Consumption 



48 W maximum 



<m* 



@j 



Specifications 



Physical 



Height: 7 in. (180 mm) 
Width: 13.6 in. (345 mm) 
Depth: 7.4 in. (200 mm) 



Approximately 6.6 lb. (3 kg) 




Service Source 



Troubleshooting 



StyleWriter 1200 



<u* 



-fift Troubleshooting General/ - 1 



General 

The Symptom Charts included in this chapter will help you 
diagnose specific symptoms related to your product. Because cures 
are listed on the charts in the order of most likely solution, try 
the first cure first. Verify whether or not the product continues to 
exhibit the symptom. If the symptom persists, try the next cure. 
(Note: If you have replaced a module, reinstall the original module 
before you proceed to the next cure.) 

If you are not sure what the problem is, or if the Symptom Charts 
do not resolve the problem, refer to the Flowchart for the product 
family. 

For additional assistance, contact Apple Technical Support. 



<U* 



-£j(\ Troubleshooting 



Symptom Charts /Preliminary Checks - 2 



Computer cannot find 
printer 



No lights or 
movement 

Print quality 
problems 



Symptom Charts 
Preliminary Checks 



1 Verify that StyleWriter 1 200 driver is installed. 

2 Verify that Chooser and Control Panel settings are correct. 

3 Verify that serial cable is connected. 

4 Replace serial cable. 

1 Verify that printer is turned on and plugged into wall socket. 

2 Replace fuse. 

1 Verify that paper is correct weight. 

2 Purge ink cartridge. 

3 Replace ink cartridge. 

4 Replace printer. 



4\\u>> 



\@n Troubleshooting 



Symptom Charts /Preliminary Checks - 3 



Mechanical problems 



1 Verify that paper is correct weight. 

2 Clear paper jam. 

3 Verify that cut sheet feeder aligns with printer. 

4 Replace printer. 



<U* 



"^n Troubleshooting 



Symptom Charts /Status Light - 4 



Status Light 



No status lights 



1 Replace fuse. 

2 Verify that operation cable is securely connected to logic 
board. 

3 Replace printer. 



Error light on 



1 Printer is out of paper; add paper. 

2 Check for paper jam; remove jam and then press power 
switch. 

3 Check for carriage jam. 

4 Replace printer. 



<U* 



-£j(\ Troubleshooting 



Symptom Charts /Printing - 5 



Printing 



No printing 



1 Verify that interface cable between printer and computer is 
tightly connected. 

2 Make sure printer is selected in Chooser. 

3 Purge ink cartridge. 

4 Replace ink cartridge. 

5 Verify that right-margin sensor is seated correctly. 

6 Replace printer. 



Garbled printing 



1 Verify that interface cable between printer and computer is 
tightly connected. 

2 Purge ink cartridge. 

3 Replace ink cartridge. 

4 Replace printer. 



4\\u>> 



\~@?l Troubleshooting Symptom Charts /Printing - 6 

Overprinting 1 Verify that program being used is set for correct line 

spacing and line length. 

2 Verify that correct printer driver is installed. 

3 Replace printer. 

Image too light or too 1 Purge ink cartridge. 

dark 2 Use 1 6-24 lb. cotton bond paper. 

3 Verify that forms thickness lever is set correctly (up for 
standard paper and down for envelopes, transparencies, 
labels, and heavy paper). 

4 Replace ink cartridge. 

White lines in 1 Purge ink cartridge, 

printing 2 Replace ink cartridge. 

3 Replace printer. 



<WW> 



m 



Troubleshooting 



Symptom Charts /Printing - 7 



Page prints off 
center; images are out 
of place 



1 Use 1 6-24 lb. cotton bond paper. 

2 Verify that sheet feeder holds no more than 50 sheets. 

3 Verify that paper is inserted properly. 

4 Verify that margins in document and paper size in Page Setup 
are set correctly. 

5 Replace printer. 



Ink appears on back of 
paper 



1 Clean platen with soft, dry cloth. 

2 Clean platen rollers. 

3 Replace printer. 



Image wavy, splotchy, 
or distorted 



1 Purge ink cartridge. 

2 Replace ink cartridge. 

3 Replace printer. 



<U* 



-£j(\ Troubleshooting 



Symptom Charts /Carrier Movement - 8 



Carrier Movement 



Erratic carrier 
motion 



Replace printer. 



Power light is on; 
carrier does not move 



1 Make sure carrier area is clear of obstructions. 

2 Replace printer. 



Printer does not 
perform self-test; 
ready light is on 



Replace printer. 



Carrier grinds, hums 
loudly, or locks 



1 Verify that right-margin sensor is seated correctly. 

2 Replace printer. 



<U* 



m 



Troubleshooting 



Symptom Charts/Paper Feed - 9 



Paper Feed 



No paper feed 



1 Verify that cut sheet feeder aligns with printer. 

2 Release paper pressure plate on cut sheet feeder. 

3 Make sure paper path is clear of obstructions. 

4 Replace printer. 



Grinding during paper 
feed 



1 
2 



3 
4 



Make sure paper path is clear of obstructions. 

Verify that forms thickness lever is set correctly (up for 

standard paper and down for envelopes, transparencies, 

labels, and heavy paper). 

Verify that cut sheet feeder aligns with printer. 

Replace printer. 



Paper feed 
difficulties: binding, 
tearing 



1 Verify that forms thickness lever is set correctly (up for 
standard paper and down for envelopes, transparencies, 
labels, and heavy paper). 

2 Make sure paper path is clear of obstructions. 



4\\u>> 



-£j(\ Troubleshooting 



Symptom Charts /Paper Feed - 1 



3 Verify that paper is inserted properly. 

4 Use 1 6-24 lb. cotton bond paper. 

5 Verify that cut sheet feeder aligns with printer. 

6 Replace printer. 



Envelope feed 
problems 



1 When printing envelopes: (a) adjust paper thickness lever; 

(b) do not run cut sheets and envelopes in same print job; 

(c) reset paper thickness lever when finished printing 
envelopes. 

2 Replace printer. 



<U* 



-£j(\ Troubleshooting 



Symptom Charts /Miscellaneous - 1 1 



Miscellaneous 



Operations panel 
buttons don't work 



1 Verify that operations panel cable is securely connected to 
logic board and operations panel. 

2 Replace printer. 



Software-specific 
problem 



1 Verify that software is known-good. 

2 Verify that software is compatible with TrueType fonts. 
(Check your software application manual.) 



<U* 




Service Source 



Take Apart 



StyleWriter 1200 



<m* 



m 



Take Apart 



Covers - 1 



Covers 




No preliminary steps are 
required before you begin 
this procedure. 

Caution: Review the ESD 
precautions in Bulletins/ 
Safety. 

Caution: Do not use 
excessive force to release a 
latch or tab. 

Note: This procedure covers 
the removal of all the covers 
on the printer. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Covers - 2 




Front Access Cover 



Front Access Cover 

1 Note: The front access 
cover is held in place by 
two arms that function 
as hinges. Plastic tabs at 
the end of the arms fit 
into knobs on the inside 
of the upper case. 

Open the front access 
cover. 

2 Press the end of each 
arm inward and free the 
arm tabs from the 
upper case. 

3 Lift off the front access 
cover. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Covers - 3 



Upper Case 




Upper Case 

Release the right side latch 
and lift the upper case a 
short distance. Repeat for 
the left side latch and 
remove the case. 



Latch 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Covers - 4 




Output Tray 



Output Tray Assembly 

Pull out the tray until the 
two tabs rest against the 
stops. Press down and 
remove the tray. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Covers - 5 



Top Latch 




Bottom Latch 



Rear Cover 

1 Press out the two latches 
on the bottom of the 
printer and press up on 
the rear cover. 

2 Release the two latches 
on the top of the printer. 

3 Lift up and remove the 
rear cover. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Covers - 6 




Cut Sheet Feeder 



/'Z &-&. Front Latch ■■ 

■ ■■. . v? ■ :>■ 





■ - '3& * 










Cut Sheet Feeder 
Cover 

1 Press in the front latch 
and release the side 
latch. 

2 Pull back and remove the 
cover. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Covers - 7 



Paper Support 




Paper Support 

1 Pull out the paper 
support until it rests 
against the stops. 

2 Push the support 
forward and disconnect 
the latches. 

3 Slide out the paper 
support. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Covers - 8 



Front 

Latch 




Bottom Cover 

1 Using a screwdriver, 
push out the two front 
latches. 

2 Pull up and remove the 
bottom cover. 



Bottom Cover 



Front Latch 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Covers - 9 




Replacement Note: Make 
sure the bottom cover 
circular tabs are fit 
into the proper position 
in the printer frame. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Covers - 1 



Latch 




Replacement Note: Make 
sure the latch on the 
upper case engages the 
on/off button on the logic 
board. 



<m* 



m 



Take Apart 



Cut Sheet Feeder - 1 1 



Cut Sheet Feeder 




Cut Sheet Feeder 



Before you begin, remove 
the covers. 

Caution: Review the ESD 
precautions in Bulletins/ 
Safety. 

Caution: Do not get the ink 
on your hands or clothes. 
Although the ink is water 
soluble, it contains dyes that 
will stain. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Cut Sheet Feeder - 1 2 




Using a Phillips 
screwdriver, remove 
the two screws that 
secure the cut sheet 
feeder to the printer. 

Press in the latch and 
remove the cut sheet 
feeder. 

Replacement Note: Make 
sure the alignment pins 
on the cut sheet feeder 
are aligned with the 
printer frame. 



<m* 



ffl 



Take Apart 



Roller and Spring - 1 3 




Roller and Spring 

Before you begin, remove 
the front cover. 

Caution: Review the ESD 
precautions in Bulletins/ 
Safety. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Roller and Spring - 1 4 




1 Push the roller forward 
slightly. 

2 Carefully lift up and 
remove the roller and 
spring. 



: --.v: : ^:v:;.f:^f?; 



<m* 



m 



Take Apart 



Cut Sheet Feeder Roller - 1 5 




Cut Sheet Feeder 
Roller 

Before you begin, remove 
the following: 

• Covers 

• Cut sheet feeder 

Caution: Review the ESD 
precautions in Bulletins/ 
Safety. 



Cut Sheet Feeder 
Roller 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Cut Sheet Feeder Roller - 1 6 




2 
3 



Caution: When the roller 
is removed, the feeder 
gear is loose. Remove the 
roller slowly so that the 
gear will not fly off. 

Press in the two latches 
on the cut sheet feeder 
roller and push out the 
roller. 

Remove the gear. 

Lift up on one end of the 
roller and remove the 
other end from the 
mounting hole. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Cut Sheet Feeder Roller - 1 7 



Line/Notch 




Line/Notch 



Replacement Note: Align 
the notch on the upper 
gear with the upper line 
on the cut sheet feeder. 
Align the notch on the 
lower gear with the 
lower line on the cut 
sheet feeder. 



<m* 



m 



Take Apart 



Carriage Assembly - 1 8 




Carriage Assembly 



Carriage Assembly 

Before you begin, remove 
the following: 

• Covers 

• Cut sheet feeder 

Caution: Review the ESD 
precautions in Bulletins/ 
Safety. 

Caution: To prevent the 
print nozzles from clogging, 
do not touch or wipe them. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Carriage Assembly - 1 9 




Connector CNH — ' 



1 Disconnect connector 
CNH from the logic 
•••?.:,;•: board. 



m 



Take Apart 



Carriage Assembly - 20 




2 Remove the plastic 
ribbon cable and cable 
holder. 

Replacement Note: Make 
sure the ribbon cable 
holes are mounted on the 
two tabs on the inside of 
the ribbon cable holder. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Carriage Assembly - 21 




3 Press in the two latches. 

4 Push up and remove the 
carriage release clip. 



m 



Take Apart 



Carriage Assembly -22 




5 Carefully remove the 
shaft clips from each 
side of the carriage 
assembly. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Carriage Assembly - 23 




Move the carriage to the 
far right and disconnect 
the carriage from the 
carriage guide. 

Caution: Do not remove 
or loosen the two screws 
on top of the carriage 
guide. Loosening or 
removing these screws 
will cause the carriage 
to go out of alignment. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Carriage Assembly - 24 




Using a flat-blade 
screwdriver, carefully 
press in the idler roller 
and disconnect the 
carriage belt. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Carriage Assembly - 25 




8 Hold the carriage 
assembly and push back 
the carriage shaft. 

9 Slide out the carriage 
shaft. 



<m* 



m 



Take Apart 



Carriage Motor - 26 




Carriage Motor 

Before you begin, remove 
the following: 

• Covers 

• Cut sheet feeder 

Caution: Review the ESD 
precautions in Bulletins/ 
Safety. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Carriage Motor - 27 




1 Disconnect connectors 
CNH and CNCR from the 
main board. 



m 



Take Apart 



Carriage Motor - 28 




Using a flat-blade 
screwdriver, press in 
the idler roller and 
disconnect the carriage 
belt. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Carriage Motor - 29 




3 Using a Phillips 
screwdriver, remove 
the two mounting 
screws. 

4 Lift up and pull out the 
carriage motor. 



<m* 



m 



Take Apart 



Eject Roller - 30 




Eject Roller ^ 



Eject Roller 

Before you begin, remove 
the covers. 

Caution: Review the ESD 
precautions in Bulletins/ 
Safety. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Eject Roller - 31 




Grasp one end of the roller, 
press it firmly to the side, 
and snap the roller out of the 
mounting holes. 



<m* 



m 



Take Apart 



Fuse - 32 




Fuse 

Before you begin, remove 
the following: 

• Covers 

• Cut sheet feeder 

Caution: Review the ESD 
precautions in Bulletins/ 
Safety. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Take Apart 



Fuse - 33 




Remove the fuse cover and 
replace the fuse. 



<m* 



Service Source 




Additional Procedures 

StyleWriter 1200 



<m* 



Fgl 



Additional Procedures 



Ink Cartridge Cleaning - 1 




Ink Cartridge 
Cleaning 

No preliminary steps are 
required before you begin 
this procedure. 

Caution: Do not get the 
printer's ink on your hands 
or clothes. Although the ink 
is water soluble, it contains 
dyes that will stain. 

Caution: To prevent the 
print nozzles from clogging, 
do not touch or wipe them. 
The print nozzles are on the 
bottom of the ink cartridge. 



Fgl 



Additional Procedures 



Ink Cartridge Cleaning - 2 




Note: Use the Cleaning 
option to correct blurred 
characters, horizontal white 
streaks, and missing dots 
caused by clogged ink 
nozzles. 



^IIH^ 



Fgl 



Additional Procedures 



Ink Cartridge Cleaning - 3 



AppleShare 




Chooser = 



^ack 



i=t 



Color SV 2400 



Color SV Pro Sty Writer 1 200 



O 



O 



1 Make sure the 
StyleWriter 1200 
printing software is 
installed. 






Using the Chooser, select 
StyleWriter 1200. 

Make sure the correct 
printer port is selected. 

Close the Chooser. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Additional Procedures 



Print LLlindoui... 



Ink Cartridge Cleaning - 4 



■fcpariHM Edit Uieiii 


5 Open any document and 
select the print option or 




Neni Folder 


38N 


choose Print Window 




Open 


:#:0 


from the File menu. 




Print 


38P 






Close LLlindoui 


§8111 






Get Info 


:#:| 






Sharing... 








Duplicate 


:#:D 






Make Rlias 








Put flway 


38V 






Find... 


38F 






Find Again 


38G 






Page Setup... 







^Illl^ 



Fgl 



Additional Procedures 



Ink Cartridge Cleaning - 5 



StyleUJriter 1 



Copies 
Print Quality 
Paper Type 



Image: Gra 



Notification 




6 Click the Options button 
in the Print dialog box. 



^IIH^ 



m 



Additional Procedures Ink Cartridge Cleaning - 6 

7 Select the "Clean ink 
cartridge before 
printing" option and 
click OK. 



Stylelilriter 1200 Print Options 


Halftoning Options: Q Pattern 


® Scat 


Paper Source: ® Sheet Feeder 


QMan 


[X] Clean ink cartridge before printing 



<m* 




Service Source 



Exploded View 



StyleWriter 1200 



«■► 



m 



Exploded View 




Whole Unit 
110V 661 -0242 
220V 661 -0243 




Upper Case 

Cover 

922-0185 

Cut Sheet 

Feeder 

922-0188 




Rear Cover 
922-0184 



Paper 

Support 

922-0189 

Cut Sheet 

Feeder 

Roller 

922-0192, 




Carriage Un 
922-1291 

Feet, Bottom 
922-0182 

Output Tray 
922-0187 




Cover, Logic Board 
922-2061 

Logic Board* 

Carriage Release Clips 
922-0197 

Clip, Shaft 

922-0196 

Fuse 

125 V 922-0180 

250 V 922-0181 

Power Supply* 

BottomCase 
922-0198 



*Part of Whole Unit 



<<■►